Prospective Freshman Students
The BSCRP program prepares students for professional careers in the design of human settlements in harmony with the natural environment and the needs of society. Practicing planners work in public agencies and private consulting firms, preparing comprehensive plans for projects, neighborhoods, cities, and entire regions. They deal with the use of land, housing, transportation, public facilities, and open space. In addition, they are responsible for finding the means to make their plans become a reality by budgeting for public projects and programs and by reviewing and regulating private development.
The curriculum leading to the Bachelor of Science in City and Regional Planning provides a broad, interdisciplinary education as well as competency in physical planning with a specialization in urban and regional design.
The award winning CRP Department is recognized locally and nationally for its educational excellence. Since 2000, the American Planning Association has chosen three Cal Poly CRP students to receive the Outstanding Planning Award for Distinguished Leadership by a student planner; this achievement is unique among planning schools. In addition, the Department regularly wins awards for student projects and studios from the American Planning Association and our students have won the annual Bank of America Low Cost Housing Challenge three times, competing against Stanford, UCLA, the University of California-Berkeley, University of California--Irvine, California State University-Chico, University of Washington, and the University of California--Davis.
- American Planning Association
- Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning
- BSCRP Freshmen Flowchart (pdf)